Slow Cooker Soy and Lime Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Soy and Lime Chicken Wings are finger lickin’ good! Add some chicken wings to your slow cooker, top with flavorful seasonings and get ready for the game!

Slow Cooker Soy & Lime Chicken Wings - finger lickin' good and cooked in the slow cooker!

One of my goals for this fall and winter is to use my slow cooker more often. It is the perfect kitchen accessory to use for weeknight meals and I often take it out on the weekends too. I make slow cooker chicken enchilada soup often and am looking to expand my archive of slow cooker meals. I love tossing a few things in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. It makes my house smell incredible and the prep and cleanup is easy. Slow cooker soy and lime chicken wings are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a main dish.

Slow Cooker Soy & Lime Chicken Wings - finger lickin' good and cooked in the slow cooker!

This recipe calls for a few staple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Add them to your slow cooker with some chicken and within hours you will have tender, juicy wings with deep flavor. The meat falls right off the bone as you bite into them. I made a batch and we had enough to eat as leftovers the next day. Brad even thought that they were better as leftovers!

Slow Cooker Soy & Lime Chicken Wings - finger lickin' good and cooked in the slow cooker! Slow Cooker Soy & Lime Chicken Wings - finger lickin' good and cooked in the slow cooker! Slow Cooker Soy & Lime Chicken Wings - finger lickin' good and cooked in the slow cooker!

Make dinner easy by throwing a few ingredients into a slow cooker and let it cook all day. If you have a slow cooker recipe that you really love, leave a link to it in the comments. I love trying new slow cooker meals!

Note: Because these are cooked in a crockpot, they yield tender, fall-off-the-bone, finger-licking good wings. I recommend using tongs to remove them from the crockpot. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Soy and Lime Chicken Wings
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  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, Sriracha sauce, ginger powder, lime juice and lime zest.
  2. Place wings into a slow cooker. Pour soy sauce mixture over wings and stir gently to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 to 7 hours or high heat for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and one tablespoon water. Add mixture to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Serve immediately and garnish with sesame seeds and chives.

Source: adapted from Damn Delicious

Slow Cooker Soy & Lime Chicken Wings - finger lickin' good and cooked in the slow cooker!


  1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love my slow cooker too and love that slow cookers are gaining so much popularity now. . I think they are like the best appliances ever created! I use mine like crazy in the fall and winter and love it! I’ve got to try these chicken wings!! love the flavor combo you have going on here. I personally love all Asian inspired slow cooker recipes, this is my current fave: http://hipfoodiemom.com/2014/09/12/slow-cooker-spicy-asian-beef-short-ribs/

  2. Julie | This Gal Cooks

    I love using my slow cooker for easy meals. I just made carnitas over the weekend. One thing I have never made in my slow cooker is wings. I really need to give it a try. I see so many great recipes, especially yours, Ashley. These wings look delicious! I know Ken and I would love them!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love using my slow cooker any time of the year, but it’s especially convenient in the fall and winter months. These chicken wings look so tasty, Ashley! They would be perfect for game day and for my chicken-loving husband! πŸ™‚

  4. Sues

    These look like the true definition of “finger licking good!” and I know my husband would be veryyy happy if I made these on a Football Sunday!

  5. marcie

    Oh, the flavors in this chicken sound like perfection! I’ve never made wings in a slow cooker, and I can’t wait to try it! These would be a definite hit! Pinning. πŸ™‚

  6. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    These look awesome! I can’t say I’ve ever made chicken wings in my slow cooker, but they look so perfect for a game day or movie night, I just might have to try. Love my slow cooker!

  7. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules

    My mouth is watering just looking at these. I think I need to throw a game day party just to make these! Pinning these to try later.

  8. Kelly

    Oh my gosh, finger lickin’ good is right! These wings look amazing! My husband is obsessed with wings and can eat them all the time. The flavors sound amazing and I love that you made these in a slow cooker too πŸ™‚

  9. Rachel @ Bakerita

    I could totally demolish a ton of these! I looove chicken wings, and this sauce just sounds amazing. And made in the slow cooker?! Can’t get any better!

  10. Mira

    I’ve never tried slow cooked wings, but this sounds like a great idea! The combination of flavors sounds wonderful! So tasty!

  11. Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty

    Loving all the slow cooker recipes I’ve been finding everywhere! These look great!

  12. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    I don’t own a slow cooker ..its high time now. . I can’t stand missing out on recipe like this. These wings are so so delicious. I am drooling. . Pinning!!

  13. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    I’ve DEF been putting my slow cooker to work these days. I haven’t been posting the recipes because I just throw everything together the night before (hodgepodge of stuff) just so I can survive the next day haha. Lucky for me, I have all the ingredients to make this..minus chicken but that I can purchase on my way home from school πŸ˜‰

  14. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    We love chicken wings in our house, so any excuse to make a different kind is welcome! And since I’m a huge fan of the slow cooker, these are great to add to my recipe box!

  15. Zainab

    I agree, I need to use my slow cooker more often too! If this is the result then I am jumping in soon!!

  16. Judit | Glamorous Bite

    Ashley, your chicken wings look incredibly delicious! They look beautiful, and love that you made it in your slow cooker. Bookmarked πŸ™‚

  17. Ashley

    Well you have perfect timing! The husband was just complaining about how long it’s been since I made chicken wings – these look fantastic!

  18. Justine@CookingandBeer

    I’m so with you! Break out that slow cooker all year long especially if you’re going to keep creating recipes like this! Love this for a game day finger food! Pinned!

  19. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I have never used my slow cooker to make sticky chicken wings before! Definitely think I’ve been missing out on something delicious.. I need to recreate the recipe asap!

  20. dp harrison

    what is the nutrition information?

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  22. Jane

    These look delicious! And much lighter than deep fried wings.

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  26. Foulzor

    I made these slow cooker wings two days ago and while I thought they were tasty, my wife said that they had a very strong balsamic taste that overrode the other flavors. I followed your recipe except I thickened the sauce in the pan and poured back over the wings.

    • Ashley

      Hi, you can certainty reduce the amount of balsamic vinegar a little if you think the flavor is too much or try a different type of balsamic vinegar.

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  28. Nancee

    I just finished making these because I thought that they looked absolutely delicious. I had doubled the recipe and ended up with more of a chicken wing soup than just wings. There was way too much liquid and the sauce never thickened. They were very flavorful though and if I was to make them again I would maybe not double the liquids even though I would be cooking double the amount of wings.

    • Ashley

      Hi, Nancee! Doubling the recipe will definitely not work for these wings. I always recommend following the recipe for good results. I’m glad to hear that they tasted flavorful and hope you get a chance to try them again!

  29. Karyn

    We tried to make this and it was an epic fail. The flavor is great, but it never thickened and soon turned into shredded chicken when we tried to stir in cornstarch. Not sure what we did wrong. But we used it as a sauce over noodles. Still yummy!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Karyn! I’m glad that you enjoyed the flavor but am so sorry to hear that it didn’t work well for you. Did you whisk the cornstarch with water before adding to the slow cooker? You shouldn’t need to stir it too much or else the chicken may start to fall off of the bone. Serving them over sauce sounds like the perfect solution. I hope you get a chance to try them again!

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  31. LJ

    I made these yesterday and they were definitely tasty. My boyfriend and I both loved them! I used gluten free soy sauce instead of low sodium and I don’t think it made any difference. The green onions and sesame seeds were such a necessary touch! The wings taste good without those additions, but with them, wow! The only thing I would change is to cook for less time. I was running around doing errands and lost track and cooked them for a full 7 hrs on low. I would say that 6 would be much better! About 1/3 of the wings fell off the bone from cooking too long and I had a mess of sauce, meat, and tiny bones left at the bottom of the slow cooker. All in all though, the flavors were delicious. I might even use this same flavor blend on chicken breasts to make shredded soy lime chicken for tacos or salads.

    • Ashley

      Thanks for your feedback! I am so glad to hear that you loved them!

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  34. sarah

    This was disgusting. The wings were mushy and bland. Both my fiancee and I had one wing and were done. Wings DO NOT belong in the slow cooker

    • Ashley

      Hi, Sarah! I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the wings. They do have a different texture than wings baked or fried. I love them just as much and wish they had turned out better for you.

  35. Lea

    Do these turn out crispy or chewy/softer?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Lea! Because these are cooked in the slow cooker they are soft and tender.

  36. Mio

    Hello! I’d love to make this for dinner tomorrow. How many people does this serve?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Mio! It depends on how many wings you use and whether you are serving them as a meal or appetizer, but it generally serves around 4 to 6 people.

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